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    07 / 31 / 2013

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There are a few of these swimming around in a non-operational swimming pool. They are at least 3 inches long. Fairly fluid when they swim, a bit like a flatworm. One turned up dead today so I took pictures. It has a few legs up front, sort of caterpillar-ish or like a grub of some sort but I can’t find anything that suggest either are swimmers. Doesn’t look like a leech or fluke. Any ideas out there?


  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I’m not convinced it’s a hellgrammite (dobsonfly nymph) but it might be so

    August 4th, 2013 at 12:43pm

  • sirphilip Registered says:

    correct, Dragonfly nymphs (Helgramites) have long legs and they do get quite large. Great for Bass fishing by the way.

    August 4th, 2013 at 12:57pm

  • Gu3mom Apprentice says:

    Someone identified it as a Silver Water Beetle larvae. Hydrophilus Piceus.

    August 2nd, 2013 at 2:28pm

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

    Looks to me like a dragonfly nymph, except a little on the large side.

    August 2nd, 2013 at 10:33am

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